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Jasper Hill Farm
Winnimere

$32.99/EA
Inspired by the Swiss favorite Forsterkase, Winnimere is a hand-made, raw milk re-invention. Named for the shore on Caspian Lake near the farm in Greensboro, VT, Winnimere is washed with locally-brewed beer to develop its rosy appearance and characteristic washed-rind flavor. A fat spruce binding is cut by hand from trees on the farm's property. The texture is soft, squidgy and velvet in the mouth, the flavor moderate and deep: its pungent, smoky aroma shouldn't overwhelm the woodsy, sweet cream flavor. The best way to serve a full wheel is to slice off a portion of the top rind and let your guests scoop out the luscious core. We like to do this whilst clutching a split of Austrian red.

Jasper Hill Farm and The Cellars at Jasper Hill won Best in Show at the 2013 American Cheese Society Conference for Winnimere.

Just the facts

Country USA
Region Vermont
Maker Jasper Hill Farm
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 60 days
Cheese Type Stinky
Wheel Weight 1.25 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

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  • Pinot Noir

    Lighter bodied and delicate. Old World style generally offers more funk, New World more fruit.

    Old World Pinot: Flavors of fresh cherries and raspberry balanced by a barnyard funk and high minerality. Sometimes has floral aromas, reminiscent of rose petal.
    Pair with: Almost anything! Works with funky Frenchies Epoisses and Langres, or mild natural rinds like St. Nectaire.

    New World Pinot: More sugary, with jam-like fruit, dried cherries, oak, and spice.
    Pair with: Full, fatty flavors. Alpines, cheddars, and Manchego.

     

  • Cider

    Brie and apples, cheddar and apples – both delicious! Why not extend that deliciousness to apples in liquid form? Enjoy cider and cheese for a pairing to remember.

    English style: drier, more like a beer, with nice acidity.
    Pair with: : Just about anything but we love it with firm natural rind cheese, like Landaff.

    Basque/Normandy : barnyardy and funky, but still with a little sweetness.
    Pair with: A beefy washed rind, like Grayson or Hudson Red to contrast the sugar and bring out the funk.

     

    American Cider: often, but not always on the sweeter side.
    Pair with: Sweet and earthy Bleumont Bandaged Cheddar or malty Bleu d’Auvergne.

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